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University of Maryland
7965 Baltimore Avenue
College Park, MD 20740


2.5 Palms
2.5 Palms
Gluten Free at University of Maryland

Reviewer: Glutenfreeterp from College Park, MD
Reviewed on Jan 28, 2013

The food at the University of Maryland dining halls is far from satisfactory. The only actual Gluten Free bread products available are located in the back kitchen in a dedicated freezer that requires finding a chef to unlock it. This is incredibly time consuming, and causes your friends to wait for you. If you wish to have pasta or even french fries, you have to call 20 minutes ahead to a rarely answered phone and then wait. As a college student, spontaneity is an everyday occurrence and calling 20 minutes ahead is a hassle to say the least. If you choose to go to the diner without calling your options are salad, plain grilled chicken (with highly likely cross-contamination on a flat top), salad, occasionally roasted chicken, mashed potatoes (still questionable), or corn. Breakfast there is fruity pebbles and eggs. I find myself eating in my dorm more than in the north campus dining hall which is the one closest to my dorm. The south campus dining hall is slightly better in that in the afternoon they have stir fry with rice noodles, but alas only one sauce is gluten free. Honestly, the options are limited all across campus and the staff doesn't seem too concerned. The vegan station is great and provides them with so many options, but we are yet to have a gluten free station. If you have a very severe reaction I would not say that the dining hall is careful about cross contamination at all. The staff is always glazed over and there are language barriers, causing a simple "no bun"request to wreak havoc. I have spoken to the dining hall staff myself and only accomplished minor improvements like actual gluten free french fries and wraps, but you still have to call ahead which defeats the purpose. I have all but given up on the dining halls and have retired myself to the all so dreary salad bar land, a place I will most likely remain until I graduate.

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